Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)




A deep and profound penetration into the complexities of human existence is an arduous task for the human intellect. Yet such a discerning comprehension of the purpose of our being is an absolute necessity if we are to reach fulfillment. Since to be completely human means to be in some sense divine, it follows that unaided human intelligence can never completely fathom the mystery of what it means to be human. Only as we approach God, the source and origin of our life, do we begin to uncover a partial solution of the problem. As our union with divinity grows our perception of humanity matures. The more full and intense the intellectual maturation process which evolves, the greater the existent causality leading to our perfection becomes.